Forward Together Lecture

Did You Know?

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

  • ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.

  • Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

  • Luther College at the University of Regina participates in Admission on the Spot events - campus tours, reduced application fees, and the relief of finding out you're accepted to your program right away!

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

Forward Together Lecture 2017

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the presidents of the University of Regina, Campion College, Luther College, and First Nations University of Canada presented the ninth annual Forward Together Lecture entitled "Barking to the Choir: Now Entering the Kinship of God" by Jesuit Father Gregory J. Boyle.


Jesuit Father Gregory J. Boyle is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif.  From 1986 to 1992, Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in the city, located between two large public housing projects and the territories of numerous gangs. By 1988, he and parish and community members started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy trains and employs former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to over 10,000 people who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life. 

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. He is the subject of Academy Award winner Freida Lee Mock’s 2012 documentary, G-Dog. He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, the White House named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. He was named 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, the national culinary-arts organization.